Character actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for House of Cards, The Wire & Oz, has died, aged 59.
The Wire creator David Simon announced it on Twitter: “Reg Cathey, 1958-2018. Not only a fine, masterful actor—but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set. On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.”
Cathey won his Emmy for his portrayal of Freddy Hayes, the owner of a BBQ joint, on House of Cards.
On The Wire, Cathey stood out as newspaperman turned Baltimore politician Norman Wilson, and on Tom Fontana’s Oz, he was unit manager and warden Martin Querns. Other credits included The Blacklist, Banshee, Grimm, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, ER and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Most recently he appeared in Outcast and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Film credits included Born on the Fourth of July, The Mask, What About Bob?, Se7en, Fantastic Four, American Psycho, And the Band Played On and Crossing Delancey.